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a nod is as good as a wink

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  • nod's as good as a wink — (UK) A nod s as good as a wink is a way of saying you have understood something that someone has said, even though it was not said directly.  The full phrase (sometimes used in the UK ) is a nod s as good as a wink to a blind horse …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • nod's as good as a wink — (UK)     A nod s as good as a wink is a way of saying you have understood somethin that someone has said, even though it was not said directly.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • (a) nod is as good as a wink — a ˌnod and a ˈwink | a ˌnod is as good as a ˈwink idiom used to say that a suggestion or a ↑hint will be understood, without anything more being said • Everything could be done by a nod and a wink. Main entry: ↑nodidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) nod's as good as a wink. — British & Australian, humorous something that you say when you have understood what was meant by something although it was not expressed in a direct way. I know when I m not wanted, so don t try to say anything more a nod s as good as a wink …   New idioms dictionary

  • a nod’s as good as a wink to a blind horse — A fanciful assertion, often abbreviated as in quot. 1822, that the slightest hint is enough to convey one’s meaning in the case. 1794 W. GODWIN Caleb Williams I. viii. Say the word; a nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse. 1822 B. MALKIN Gil… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • A Nod Is as Good as a Wink... to a Blind Horse — Infobox Album | Name = A Nod Is as Good as a Wink... to a Blind Horse Type = Album Artist = Faces Released = 1971 Recorded = March 1971 Genre = Rock Length = 36:08 Label = Warner Bros. Producer = Faces and Glyn Johns Reviews = * Allmusic… …   Wikipedia

  • a nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse — ► a nod s as good as a wink to a blind horse said to convey that a hint or suggestion has been understood without the need of further explanation. Main Entry: ↑nod …   English terms dictionary

  • nod is as good as a wink (to a blind donkey), a —  A hint is worth taking note of …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • nod — ► VERB (nodded, nodding) 1) lower and raise one s head slightly and briefly in greeting, assent, or understanding, or as a signal. 2) let one s head fall forward when drowsy or asleep. 3) (nod off) informal fall asleep. 4) make a mistake due to a …   English terms dictionary

  • wink — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to close and open one eye quickly, usually to communicate amusement or a secret message (+ at): Joel winked at me, and I realized he was joking. 2 (I) to shine with a light that flashes on and off: the winking lights of buoys out… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nod — nod1 W2 [nɔd US na:d] v past tense and past participle nodded present participle nodding [I and T] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from Low German] 1.) to move your head up and down, especially in order to show agreement or understanding… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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